a traveler from Travelocity.com
on May 24, 2008
We stayed here based on the reviews I read and it's short distance to Terminal 3 at Pearson...big mistake! Upon entering the hotel you are bombarded with a strong smell of stale cigarette smoke. Check in took 20 minutes for a prepaid reservation with no one else in line (they were trainning new staff). The room was old and showing it's age, the paint in the bathroom was coming off the ceiling in big chunks. The view from the room was a receiving door and dumspter. Be prepared to climb a ton of stairs with your luggage, we had 5 large bags so this was a real chore. The restaurants listed on this site are not on the premises that we could find, and it's not a large place so I doubt we missed anything (this is not a typical "hotel", it is more of an oldschool small town "motor inn"). There is a pub and a small cafe. Front desk staff failed to give us our voucher for continenal breakfast upon check in. We were asked for it at the restaurant in the a.m., so had to go back to the front desk and wait through a check-out line up to obtain. Breakfast consisted of extremely stale muffins, toast, coffee (no whitener available) and "Tang" drink mix. We later found out that the staff also failed to provide our airport shutlle pass, so back to the front desk...again!! It is not just close to terminal 3, but physically at the end of a very busy runway, so sleep is absolutely impossible unless you can somehow mentally block the noise. The shutlle was the only good point. It was ontime and a quick trip to the terminal.
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